When we visited Washington DC earlier this summer, I asked a few people for advice on what to see and where to go and I got a couple of suggestions for Georgetown. It was described as a quaint area of DC with lots of fun shops. Immediately, Georgetown Cupcake popped into my head. I consider myself a bit of a sweets connoisseur (really I’m just a fan of anything filled with sugar) and I’ve heard for years how amazing Georgetown Cupcake is. Sure, Georgetown sounded like a nice place to take a stroll, but I was really interested in the cupcakes. Luckily we were able to fit in a quick visit before heading to the National Mall and I got to see what all the fuss was about.
When G and I got to the place there was a bit of a line but by the time we left it had died down. I’ve heard the line can get really long but we didn’t have too much of a wait. The shop is pretty small so there’s not much room inside to form a line or eat. This seems to be a grab-and-go kind of bakery.
Georgetown Cupcake has a set of classic flavors they make every day. Each day of the week also has different specials and every month has additional seasonal flavors. There are always plenty of flavors to choose from though, so don’t worry if you show up on a day when they’re not making your favorite.
There were so many different flavors and they all looked amazing! It was a little overwhelming and hard to choose just one. We stopped by in the morning on our way to do some sightseeing so we each only picked out one cupcake but it would be fun to go back and get several different flavors to taste test.
I’m a fan of chocolate anything and they had so many different chocolate choices! Chocolate Birthday, Chocolate and Vanilla, Milk Chocolate Birthday, Double Milk Chocolate Birthday, Peanut Butter Fudge, Lava Fudge… Seriously, how was I supposed to pick just one?!
I ended up choosing Chocolate Ganache (how could I go wrong with double chocolate?) and G went with Coconut. I can definitely say that Georgetown Cupcake lives up to the hype. I’ve tried quite a few fancy cupcake places (including all the big ones) and I’m always a little disappointed. The cupcakes are usually too dry for my liking and I am not a fan of three inches of frosting. Our cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake were everything I want in a cupcake. They were incredibly rich and moist with just the right amount of frosting. My cupcake was made with Valrhona chocolate and the ganache was made with Callebaut chocolate. You could really taste the quality chocolate and the cupcake was so good. G’s Coconut cupcake was topped with vanilla cream cheese frosting (a nice touch) and shredded coconut. The frosting was light enough that it wasn’t overwhelming even though there was quite a bit. I would totally go back to Georgetown Cupcake and I’m even going to go as far as saying it’s my favorite cupcake bakery.
What’s your favorite cupcake place?